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Bad GPA, good everything else

FeezFeez Registered User Posts: 842 Member
CA Instate, Pakistani male
UC GPA - 3.57

Community College classes:
Spanish 1B - A
Chem 3 - A
Calc I - in progress (probably an A when finished in Dec.)
Calc II - planned
Chem 1A - planned

Senior Year Coursework:
Marching Band
Wind Symphony
AP Stat
AP Euro. Hist.
AP Gov/H Political Econ.
Contemporary Lit.

SAT Reasoning - 670(CR), 670(M), 620(W, 8 Essay)
1960 w/Writing
1340 CR/M

SAT Subjects Tests:
740 - math level 2
650 - Bio M. Retook in December. Hoping for 700+
640 - Physics

C - 32
E - 34
M - 33
R- 31
S - 30
E/W - 34, 11 essay

Bio - 4
Physics - 3
Art Hist - 2
Comp Sci AB - 1
Euro Hist/Gov/Stat - planned

Music Letter/Award
Best Trumpet Section Award at Irvine Jazz Festival
City of Irvine award for community service dedication
Principal's Honor Roll - 5 time recipient

Extra Curriculars:
Band Staff - Selective marching band position that sets up field and manages supplies
Section Leader - trumpet section leader in marching band
Solo Trumpet - solo trumpet player in jazz band for 3 years
German Club Board Member - Junior class rep.
Current Science Club, Environmental Club, Model United Nations (senior member), Video Game Association, Chess Club

Community Service:
Hoag Memorial Hospital Candystriper - over 230 hours of service in CCU/ICU department.
Lakeview Senior Center - 50+ hours doing desk, faculty, and cafeteria jobs.
LIT (Leaders in Training) - City-hosted community service program where growing leaders help out at parks and watch over kids, developing strong leadership abilities. 2 year member, over 50 hours (summer only).

Non A-G classes:
Marching Band - 4 yrs.
Student Aid - two semesters with the same teacher.
Physical Education
Introduction to Music Theory
Sat Preparation

Educational Preparation Programs:
Elite Education Institute - SAT II and AP preparation
ACI Institute - SAT and SAT II preparation

Chance me for CIVIL ENGINEERING. Thank you. :)
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Replies to: Bad GPA, good everything else

  • Relentless355Relentless355 Registered User Posts: 238 Junior Member
    In. I'd say safe match. You'd be hard pressed to get into one of the top tiers, though, with the GPA.

    I got into UCD last year (attending now) with a similar GPA (3.6) but much worse SAT scores (1810/550/550) and ACT scores (26).
  • nate calinate cali Registered User Posts: 371 Member
    It depends on major also. For humanities/liberal arts majors, it is easier to get into than for engineering majors. According to UCD Admissions, the college of engineering is the most difficult to be accepted into at UCD. The same goes for the various Bio majors as well. Bio and engineering majors are quite competitive. Civil engineering is one of the more popular engineering majors. You have a fair gpa and good SAT's so you have a fair to good shot of getting in.

    For your alternate major, if you put down a humanities major, then you have a great shot. If it is a science/engineering major, then you might be dead meat.
  • XeN0cidEXeN0cidE Registered User Posts: 546 Member
    Nate, what category does Psychology fall under? Is it in any way an adversely affected major??
  • Relentless355Relentless355 Registered User Posts: 238 Junior Member
    Letters & Science, but you can have a Bio or Math emphasis.

    It's one of the most popular majors at UCD.
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